In pleasant lands have fallen the lines

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In pleasant lands have fallen the lines
That bound our goodly heritage,
And safe beneath our sheltering vines
Our youth is blest, and soothed our age.

What thanks, O God, to Thee are due,
That Thou didst plant our fathers here,
And watch and guard them as they grew,
A vineyard to the planter dear!

The toils they bore our ease have wrought;
They sowed in tears,—in joy we reap;
The birthright they so dearly bought
We’ll guard, till we with them shall sleep.

Thy kindness to our fathers shown,
In weal and woe, through all the past,
Their grateful sons, O God, shall own,
While here their name and race shall last.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #433

Author: James Flint

Flint, James, D.D., born at Reading, Mass., 1779, and graduated at Harvard, 1802. In 1806 he became pastor of a Unitarian Church at East Bridgewater, Mass., from which he passed to East Church, Salem, 1821. Died in 1855. In 1820 he contributed one hymn to Sewell’s New York Collection, and in 1843 he also published A Collection of Hymns, to which he contributed from 10 to 12 originals. His best known hymns are:— 1. Here to the High and Holy One. This hymn, "On leaving an Ancient Church," appeared in the Cambridge Selection of 1828. 2. In pleasant lands have fallen the lines. Remembrance of our Fathers. Written for the bicentenary of Quincy, Mass., May 25, 1840, and published in his Collection, 1843. 3. Happy t… Go to person page >

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First Line: In pleasant lands have fallen the lines
Author: James Flint

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WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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WARRINGTON

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #433Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #433Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #396Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #636Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #633Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #745Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #839Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d130
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d310
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #807Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #544Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #724Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #840Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #840Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #556Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d73
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #458Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #458Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #627Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #252Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #370
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d126
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d309
Services for Congregational Worship #406Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #20Page Scan
Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d55
The Christian Psalter #d264
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #182Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #876Page Scan
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #368
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d187
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #268Page Scan



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